Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

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Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

Postby Michael Louey » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:25 am

This kit is my 1st attempt at the 1/72 Eduard Spitfire series and I decided on a Weekender to use as a training experience. There are a few upgrades to it though - The decals are from an Aussie 8 boxing which contains more markings than you can shake a stick at (as well as a number of extra goodies (resin wheels) the most important being a full book on the different aircraft covered). I also used some bits from this boxing to customise the Weekender including the oil guard etch which is only present in a few airframes including this one. I also added a Yahu instrument panel though having to cut away the slot for the gun sight was a bit messy and using a Eduard panel is a lot easier.

The scheme is also quite simple in line with the training exercise driver. In general, the kit goes together very well - I made a bit of a mistake with the wing root piece which made the wing fit more of an effort. Also the nose underside cowling required a bit of work.

The plane is a 452 Squadron airframe based in Sattler Airstrip in the Northern Territory and was flown by Desert Ace Ron Cundy. I chose this plane as I'd recently read Ron's autobiography "Gremlin on my shoulder". The plane was kept in immaculate condition so no need for much weathering. The scheme is pretty simple - Foliage Green over Sky Blue with white leading edges.

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Re: Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

Postby Green team » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:53 pm

Hi Michael,

Both your spitfire builds look fantastic. Really neat builds... The Mark VIII Spitfire is the most beautiful (IMHO),

Well done,

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Re: Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

Postby AndrewPerren » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 pm

Nice one Michael. My favourite scheme as well.
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Re: Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

Postby qfa_tsv » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:53 am

Love it
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Re: Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

Postby Brenden S » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:52 pm

Nice model
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Re: Eduard Spitfire VIII 1/72- RAAF 452 Squadron, Ron Cundy

Postby Paulg » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:31 am

Nice work Mr Louey
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